Leni e le altre. Appunti su un bagliore di modernità

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Leni and the others. Notes on a glow of modernity

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The short essay in honor of Leonardo Quaresima seeks to test the visual culture of dance, so important in German cinematography of the first half of the twentieth century, the model of "reactionary modernity" proposed by Lent himself in 1994 as a key to understanding the fundamental National Socialist film universe. The Riefenstahl case, very studied for the actress's directorial career, is also interesting from the point of view of her dance acting performance: like other protagonists of those years, like Roekk, Riefenstahl tackles the American model of highly performative cinema, and hypothetically (Aschied 2003) proposes an appropriation and a national localization - but finally revealing an unavoidable and revealing physical and technical inadequacy of the forcing and contradictory nature of the project.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Leni and the others. Notes on a glow of modernity
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationWer ist Leonardo? Da Caligari al cinema senza nomi. Wer ist Leonardo? From Caligari to the Cinema Without Names
Pages353-357
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Leni Riefenstahl
  • Leonardo Quaresima
  • cinema nazista
  • cinema tedesco

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